Thursday, August 2, 2012

End of an Era

 Images from the HorroVacui exhibition at the Pence Gallery. 

 I just finished my first Renegade craft show experience in LA. 
It was a blast to hang out with Linda Fahey and spend a good amount of time processing the pro's and cons of craft fairs. 

Renegade craft show is just another craft show, with all the same pro's and cons.  I won't be applying there again. 
I closed my etsy shop, as its just as easy for me to post images for free and send out to my mailing list from flickr, and I might say, a lot less work. 

I'm leaving California in September to return to the UK for personal reasons.  It's the end of an era, as I close down my ceramic studio at Ruby's clay studio, and head back to old blighty. 
I'm looking forward to culture shock as I head into the London creative scene, with a place in a community arts course at Goldsmiths. 

I'm excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. 
Stay in touch. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Beltane 2012 Releasing the Wildness Inside Us

I have developed a much needed workshop that I have been teaching at Esalen called Releasing the Wildness Inside Us.

The Wildness workshop includes a taster of many different forms of art. Painting, drawing, singing, dancing and some somatic body work, Qi Gong and Yoga. I am also using some of the techniques I used while practicing art therapy in Haiti in 2010.

My experiences as a teacher have shown me that a lot of people are afraid of ART!
My experiences in the world have shown me that if there is anything we need more right now its ART!

This workshop is in a weekend format, so its accessible to more people who want to explore tapping into and channeling their creative spirit, creativity is a part of being a human. We just loose sight of it as we mature into adulthood, and tell ourselves we are no longer artists.

We are reconnecting to the child within and remembering how to play again, without fear of the judgement of others or ourselves..

It is a deeply moving and powerful experience for those who attend. I love teaching it and I love seeing those who come with apprehension, leave with stars in their eyes.